Cal men's basketball at Oregon State, tipoff 7:30 PM PST
TV: FSN HD/CSN Bay Area (click here to see if your affiliate is carrying the game).
Radio: KFRC 1550 AM
Streams: Post links in comments
Injury report: Omondi Amoke (probable with shoulder injury)
To get set for Cal's matchup with Oregon State, check some of our posts from earlier today! Also do yourself a favor and read this feature about Sanders-Frison (Berkelium should've posted it in the GN), who's a native of Portland.
Markhuri Sanders-Frison figured out quickly how much he would like playing for California.
"I drove up here with my father, and the day I got here, Jerome Randle was outside my door saying, 'Let's go to the gym,'" said Sanders-Frison, a 6-8 junior center. "So we went to the gym, just worked on things -- like, the day I got here!"
Randle, a senior all-conference guard, set the tone for what has been a dream come true for Sanders-Frison. Despite limits on his playing time because of a tender back, he has loved playing for Cal, which could be headed for the program's first conference title in 50 years.
"This has been a great experience, just fantastic, man," Sanders-Frison said. "It was a long road to get here, but it's all been worth it."
Cal women's basketball vs Oregon State, tipoff 7 PM PST
TV: CSN California
Radio: KALX FM
Also tonight is the women's basketball game at Haas. Here's a PSA about the game (HT AndBears).
Thursday’s night’s game will be the annual WBCA Pink Zone game. All fans wearing pink can purchase general admission tickets for $3 and the first 2,000 will receive a special Pink Zone T-Shirt.
norcalnick discusses what the women have been up to and how they match up against the Beavers.
The last time the Cal women played Oregon St., it was an unseen classic. Cal won as Alexis Gray-Lawson dropped a school record 47 points in a double OT thriller. This time around? I'm willing to settle for a comfortable home victory. The biggest thing Cal can improve upon from their last outing against the Beavers is rebounding, as shocking as that may sound. When Cal isn't dominating the glass it's very hard for them to distance themselves, so when Oregon St. out rebounded the Bears (41-39) the game was tight the whole way.
The Bears would also help themselves out if they did a better job defending Talisa Rhea, OSU's number one threat. She didn't have the best shooting night against the Bears, but she got to the line plenty and ended the night with 25 points. The Bears know she's going to carry the burden on offense for the Beavers, so If Cal can shut her down the OSU won't have many other offensive options to turn to.
For an expert's view on Oregon St., we turned to AndyPanda and Jake B from BuildingtheDam to answer a few questions about tonight's games (our answers to their Qs are over at BtD). Check it after the jump!
2. Calvin Haynes and Jared Cunningham tore us up the last time we played them. Think they'll replicate those performances?
3. Oregon State is the only Pac-10 team that has held Cal at or below 65 points in each meeting since Robinson and Montgomery became their respective coaches. Yet, during this span OSU is 12-18 in the conference. How have other Pac-10 teams had success against your zone defense?
Good transition teams that can get down the floor before the 1-3-1 can get setup have a definite advantage over half-court teams as well.
4. What will it take for OSU to take that next step and get to the Tournament?
5. Predict a final score.
OSU 65-63. Beavers win on a three at the end.
2. After Rhea, who should Cal fans worry about?
4. What do you anticipate OSU doing defensively to slow down Alexis Gray-Lawson after she scored 47 points in Corvallis?
5. What do you think a final score will be?
Cal 62-54. Oregon State can't score on the road well enough to win.